Emmanuel Macron crisis: Le Pen surges as French election panic sets in for president
Victory for Ms Le Pen would be a big blow for Brussels, as Ms Le Pen is fiercely eurosceptic and is vowing to strengthen France’s borders.
The Jean-Jaures Foundation, a French centre-left think tank, warned conservative voters who rejected Ms Le Pen in 2017 may vote for her this time.
Four years ago Mr Macron won the presidency by an impressive 66 percent to 34 percent.
But a new poll has suggested the 2022 contest is likely to be much closer.